By Katie Chimelewski, safety and certification director, ARTBA

ARTBA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to support workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 12-18.

Organizations nationwide will recognize the importance and success stories of their company’s safety programs during the week-long event. The week is dedicated to highlight workers’ innovative contributions to improving safety and to encourage employers to implement workplace safety initiatives.

Employers pay an estimated $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone. Business that incorporate safety and health programs can prevent injury and illness and improve productivity while reducing impacts to the bottom line.

For more information on how your organization can get involved, visit the Safe + Sound website.

Throughout the year, ARTBA works closely with OSHA, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and other safety organizations to study best practices from firms and agency partners with excellent safety records. Learn more about safety and health program best practices at the ARTBA Safety Center.

ARTBA’s Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ has helped many members enhance their existing safety and health programs. Visit puttingsafetyfirst.org.